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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Survey Confirms Recent Tourism Trends On Lengths Of Stay

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OCEAN CITY — A review this month of a recent survey of visitor trends in Ocean City revealed many tried and true adages and resort tourism officials are now wrestling with how best to use the i......
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Berlin Evaluating Short-Term Rental Ban Or Zoning Limitations

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BERLIN – Short-term rentals could soon be restricted in Berlin.Members of the town’s planning commission discussed their desire to see short-term rentals prohibited in Berlin at a meeting......
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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A Most Unwelcome Guest

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Well hello again!  The wind has been blowing pretty ferociously for the past several days, but today it decided to let up long enough to let some boats get out in the ocean.  It will be a sh......
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Ocean City, Companies Submit Comments On Wind Turbines After PSC Begins Review

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OCEAN CITY — Potential changes to the original approval of two offshore wind energy projects off the coast of Ocean City are now under further scrutiny after state officials re-opened the publi......
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Monday, November 18, 2019
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Fatal Accident Over Weekend

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BERLIN — A Berlin man lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Route 589 near Ocean Pines on Saturday afternoon.Around 1:43 p.m. on Saturday, Maryland State Police troopers from the Berlin ......
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Monday, November 18, 2019
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Dealer Sentenced In Fatal Overdose Case

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SNOW HILL — A West Ocean City woman, convicted in October for distributing the fentanyl to a male victim of a fatal overdose was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison, all but 10 years of wh......
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Sunday, November 17, 2019
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Pretty Good Fishing Before the Blow

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The wind started blowing pretty good today as predicted, and it’s going to get worse before it gets any better.  There is a significant coastal storm to our south that will churn by tonight......
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Friday, November 15, 2019
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Swordfish, Bigeye and A Couple of Seven Pound Flounder

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Absolutely beautiful flat calm day on the ocean and bay today, and thanks to the fact that the weather is about to turn to poop again there were lots of anglers out bending a rod.  There are STIL......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Kiwanis Club Of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City Sponsors Kiwanis Student Leadership Club

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Showell Elementary School has a Kiwanis Student Leadership Club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City.  Pictured are the K-Kids displaying the $500 check they received ......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Council Needs Softer Approach Over Cell Towers

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The Ocean City Mayor and Council is right to give the stink eye to every request for increased cell towers in residential neighborhoods. Each case should be reviewed individually, but it must be done......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Council Reviewing Balloon Release Ban

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SALISBURY – Elected leaders last week introduced legislation that would ban the intentional release of helium balloons in Wicomico County.After meeting last month with representatives spearheadi......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Who’s Playing When And Where – November 15, 2019

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28th/127th St. Pit & Pub 410-289-2020 • 443-664-7482 28th St. & Coastal Hwy. & 127th St. & Coastal Hwy. Wednesdays: DJ Wax (28th St.)Atlantic Hotel 410-641-3589 2 No......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk – November 15, 2019

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Though they have been already for some time, short-term rentals will be big news in the weeks and months ahead in Worcester County.According to the most recent data released by Airbnb, the company br......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Berlin To Weigh East Annexation

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BERLIN – Town officials will soon consider a request for annexation of property just east of Seahawk Road.Planning Director Dave Engelhart told the town council this week that the Berlin Plannin......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Wicomico Dam Work Slowed By Redesign

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SALISBURY – Officials say unanticipated construction challenges are to blame for a delay in the completion of a dam rehabilitation project.In a work session of the Wicomico County Council last ......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Friends & Family Of Worcester Deputy Sheriff Brian K. Heller Present $4,300 For Scholarship In His Name

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Family and friends of the late Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy 1st Class Brian K. Heller recently presented a check for $4,300 for the endowed scholarship in his name, which benefits W......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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County Library Reviewing Options On Petition Policy

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OCEAN CITY – Officials with the Worcester County Library are looking to establish a policy on petitions.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Library Board of Trustees continued a discussion on adopt......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Church Reviews Plans To Sell Two Properties

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BERLIN – Representatives of Sonrise Church shared plans to subdivide property in Berlin with town officials this week.Church representatives presented the Berlin Planning Commission with a preli......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Ocean City Still Waiting On Bike Friendly Designation

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OCEAN CITY – Efforts to secure a national designation, as well as a discussion on bicycle and pedestrian safety in neighboring communities, highlighted a resort committee meeting this week.In a ......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Things I Like – November 15, 2019

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When a good deed is appreciatedPeople who are good with namesWatching my boys be typical boys togetherFridays offHigh school sports gamesWhen a referral works outRaw oysters as an appetizerHow some pe......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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OC Lions Club Provide Annual Vision Screenings For Ocean City Elementary Students

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As it does annually, the Ocean City Lions Club provided vision screenings for Ocean City Elementary School preschool and kindergarten Students. Pictured are Lions Steve McMillan, Mike Hooper and Bobb......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann – November 15, 2019

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Easter was a big holiday for Ocean City in the late 1950s and throughout much of the 1960s. Easter parades were held on the Boardwalk near the old bandstand with prizes for the best dressed family, p......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Berlin Redevelopment Plans Reviewed

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BERLIN – Town officials reviewed concept plans for a renovation and addition at Maple Avenue’s Wolfe Terrace apartments this week.On Wednesday, the Berlin Planning Commission was presente......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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The Adventures Of Fatherhood – November 15, 2019

Posted by: The Dispatch
As I often mention in this space, I read a ton of parenting articles, especially online blogs written by special needs parents. I identify with these people on so many levels due to our 10-year-old so......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Symphony Plans Holiday Concerts

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BERLIN — The Mid-Atlantic Symphony, the Delmarva peninsula’s only professional orchestra, continues its 22nd season with two exciting programs dedicated to the holiday season.On Dec. 6 in......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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What’s Your Sign? November 15, 2019

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19): A long-sought workplace change could be happening soon. Consider reworking your ideas and preparing a presentation just in case. A personal relationship takes a new turn......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Open Houses Of The Week – November 15, 2019

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FENWICK ISLAND 30068 Sanctuary Dr The Overlook Tues-Sat 10-5 Sun-Mon 12-5 New Construction Single Family Homes Bayfront Community NV Homes 302-988-2185WEST OCEAN CITY West Harbor Village 9800-32 Moor......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Worecester County GOLD Elects New Members

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The Board of Directors for Worcester County GOLD, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing emergency assistance for Worcester County residents in times of crisis, has elected three new members. P......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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County Officials Outline Education Funding Concerns

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SNOW HILL – In a show of solidarity, Worcester County’s elected officials and school system leaders joined together to express their education funding concerns to the Kirwan Commission.Mor......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Students Hear From Shark Expert

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BERLIN — A Stephen Decatur High School marine biology class last week got a first-hand, up close and personal presentation on sharks from one of the foremost authorities on the subject in the r......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Council Denies Downtown Wireless Tower Extension

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OCEAN CITY — Continuing a theme of strong debate and harsh words earlier in Tuesday’s work session, the city denied a request for an extension allowing a nearly 100-foot temporary wireles......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Local Libraries Mull Job Centers

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OCEAN CITY – Job search services could be coming to branches of the Worcester County Library.Library Director Jennifer Ranck told the library’s board of trustees on Tuesday that a proposal......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Showell Students Meet “Buddy Readers”

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Showell Elementary students from different grades met with their “Buddy Reader” from a different grade to dive into a good book together. Above are Dylan Eisemann and Liam Ryan and b......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Fenwick Marina Proposal Pulled

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FENWICK ISLAND – It appears an effort to construct a marina to the south of Fenwick Island will not move forward at this time, according to town officials last month.In a recent meeting of the F......
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Berlin Intermediate Celebrates National Conflict Resolution Day

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Berlin Intermediate Peer Mediators recently sponsored and celebrated National Conflict Resolution Day on Oct. 17 by having the students and staff wear clothing that promotes kindness, peace and being......
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